Former UKIP candidate: Liverpool FC is ‘cursed by God’ for supporting Pride

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Paul Rimmer, a former UKIP candidate, has said that Liverpool FC is cursed by God because the club attended this year’s Liverpool Pride.

He said on Facebook: “From the Bible, Sodomy defiles a Nation. Those who promote it will be punished & vomited out of the Land. In 2012 Liverpool FC sponsored the City’s Gay Pride Parade. Unless they repent they will be under a continual curse.

“Liverpool were amazing last year, but the title was denied them.

“Everyone knows homosexuality is wrong, but now we have to pretend its nice and normal and anyone who points out it’s a perversion is evil. This is a deep moral and spiritual sickness in our nation.”

Mr Rimmer stood as a UKIP candidate in 2011 before being kicked out of the party for having been a member of the BNP. He stood for the English Democrats this year and received 60 votes.

The LGBT representative of Liverpool FC Supporters club, Paul Amann, told the Liverpool Echo: “The club has got a proud record of tackling discrimination and fighting inequality and has done some fantastic work.

“LFC has never sponsored Liverpool Pride but has marched at the event for three years in succession. Members of the women’s team, staff, club officials, supporters, ambassadors and directors have taken part, showing their support and recognising the wider LFC family.

“Also, Manchester City has a lively LGBT Supporters group called Canal Street Blues, which hasn’t stopped them from topping the table.”

In 2012 he threatened to sue Liverpool police for flying a rainbow flag on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia and was arrested for quoting bible verses in a police station.